Find Gun Policy Facts

Armed violence prevention, gun control laws and the small arms trade:

Gun Policy News

New Zealand

30 June 2009

New Zealand Press Association

Police are to investigate the circumstances in which paraplegic gunman Shayne Sime, killed in a shoot-out with police in Christchurch last night, obtained his firearms licence. Detective Superintendent Brett Kane said Mr Sime had been licensed since 2006 to own sporting shotguns and rifles. He had a criminal history but his last conviction was in 1990 and most of his convictions were for "alcohol-related offending", Mr Kane told TV One's Close Up last night. He... (

Read More: New Zealand Press Association